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Majority voting solution concepts and redistributive taxation

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  • Philippe De Donder

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    (GREMAQ and IDEI, UniversitÊ des Sciences Sociales, Place A. France, F-31042 Toulouse, France)

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Strong assumptions are usually needed to guarantee the existence of a Condorcet winner in majority voting games. The theoretical literature has developed various solution concepts to accommodate the general absence of Condorcet winner, but very little is known on their economic implications. In this paper, I select three such concepts (the uncovered set, the bipartisan set and the minmax set), defined as game-theoretical solution concepts applied to a Downsian electoral competition game. These concepts are then computed by means of simulations in a simple model of purely redistributive taxation, where factor supply varies with net factor rewards. All three concepts give rather sharp predictions and are not too sensitive to small variations of the preference profiles.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Choice and Welfare.

Volume (Year): 17 (2000)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 601-627

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Handle: RePEc:spr:sochwe:v:17:y:2000:i:4:p:601-627

Note: Received: 29 December 1997/Accepted: 26 August 1999
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  1. Philippe De Donder & Jean Hindriks, 1998. "The political economy of targeting," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 95(1), pages 177-200, April.
  2. DE DONDER, Philippe & HINDRIKS, Jean, . "The politics of progressive income taxation with incentive effects," CORE Discussion Papers RP -1673, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  3. De Donner, P. & Hindriks, J., 2000. "The Politics of Progressive Income Taxation with Incentive Effects," Papers 00-542, Toulouse - GREMAQ.
  4. Jean-François Laslier, 2003. "Ambiguity in electoral competition," Working Papers hal-00242944, HAL.
  5. Bogomolnaia, Anna & Laslier, Jean-Francois, 2007. "Euclidean preferences," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 43(2), pages 87-98, February.
  6. Mark Fey, 2008. "Choosing from a large tournament," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, vol. 31(2), pages 301-309, August.
  7. Laslier, Jean-Francois & Picard, Nathalie, 2002. "Distributive Politics and Electoral Competition," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 103(1), pages 106-130, March.

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